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Kim Jong Un said that North Korea has conquered the coronavirus in 30 days but experts say it's impossible.

There’s insufficient publicly available evidence at the current time to accurately verify this claim.

There’s insufficient publicly available evidence at the current time to accurately verify this claim.The Bloomberg news article had stated that Kim Jong Un claimed that North Korea has kept the virus from entering the country through mass disinfection and by placing thousands of people into quarantine. So far, more than 5,400 have been released, and no infections have been found.

According to the Fox News article as on 17 March 2020, the Jung H. Pak, a former CIA analyst on North Korea, refused Kim Jong statement that his country has no confirmed cases of coronavirus. The article further adds that General Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, believes that North Korea has COVID-19 casualties as there is lack of military activities in recent weeks.

However, there is insufficient evidence to verify whether North Korea has COVID-19 confirmed cases and also the country has not released any official statistical report on Coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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